Today I Learned

Some of the things I've learned every day since Oct 10, 2016

91: Categorical Distribution (Probability)

categorical distribution is one which describes a random variable which can take k possible values, the probability of each possible outcome being known. For instance, the Bernoulli distribution is a special case of the categorical distribution, where k = 2 (one outcome being ‘success’, the other ‘failure’). The distribution of the outcomes of rolling a (not necessarily fair) 6-sided die would also be an example, with k = 6.


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